Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we tried & we tried to get cully to hold still for just a minute so i could snap a photo or two but, not much luck!! he wasn't having any of it, besides the hat was waaaay to big and bud had to hold it on him and he was way to intent on his new toy squirrel. you can see it lying on the floor next to him...poor little guy was not thrilled with either of us! ;) any way hope your halloween was happy! ;)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

we got the "family" on the wall last night. it's in black to go with the frames and i really like it. not hard to put up...i'm sure a longer saying would be a little more daunting but, not bad really,in fact easy! love it! i'm thinking i might "need" a couple more ,ideas are poppin in my head! ;) the company i got it from is:

i used some birthday money to get this lotion and pucker paste from! my order came yesterday and a couple of samples of soap too! this stuff is great, long lasting scent and the pucker paste is wonderful! yummy! :0

have a nice day!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

this photo does not do justice to the real beauty of this burning bush in front of our house. it's huge, almost to the underside of the eave on the house and flaming red. my neighbor lady told me she loves to sit in her chair by her window and look out at it! isn't that nice? i truly love fall and all it's beautiful colors. friend becky, stopped by friday night to bring me my order from her uppercaseliving party and to bring a couple of birthday gifts to me! so sweet, the" joy" that bec gave me is wooden and silvery- sparkly. love it thanks bec! and sweets from her sweet sis shari, love that too! thanks shari, for thinking of me!
here's the "s" on the wall in our front entryway. this stuff is great,lots of colors to choose from,as well as any saying or word or initial, reasonably priced and easy to apply. gotta love that! off to put the other purchase on my wall. i got the word "family" to put by the family photos in the upstairs hall.

have a nice day!

Friday, October 26, 2007

i'm so excited, the doorbell went off and i just knew my birthday gift from bud was here!! aren't they darling? i love them so much! vintage prints by lucy dawson. they look alot like my little cully. as i told you in my last post everything (lol )is getting painted white! i got this pie rack from vic quite awhile back and decided it needed to be white instead of silver. then it will be on my newly painted white table :). it's the little things that make me happy can you tell?! :)

must go find frames for my new prints now. have a nice day!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

i'm on a roll around here,anything getting in my way, is getting a coat or 3 of white paint!! well, not everything.;) i posted earlier about the entryway table and mirror frame and now this table. it was painted like this trunk and now that my "americana" theme decorating is over, i thought i should paint this table and trunk instead of selling them on a garage sale like i was planning on doing! recycling in a way right?
these guys will probably get some white paint on them too!

and this box also...
have i mentioned, that this little guy cracks me up? sometimes, i swear he thinks he is a person!! on these cooler mornings after he is done snuggling with me he loves to go over to bud's chair and get covered up! can't blame him i guess, it's plenty cool in the house. i hate to turn the furnace on just yet! too much $$$$ going out for utility bills in winter the way it is.blech!!!!i hate the thought! anyway,

i just love this little guy!! :) have a nice day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

just a couple of photos of our bedroom and the re-doing in there! in case some of you didn't know bud's(dh) given name is david so this "d" works perfect for both of us... my nightstand re-vamped, i had a white ironstone pitcher on here with red tulips in it but, it kept getting knocked over, when i switched on the light,or picked up a book so i thought i should re-do this vignette before the pitcher got a chip or worse broken altogether! hmmm, not so sure it's going to stay this way but, for now it's fine.

had lunch with my dear friend vic, today and she had these sweet vintage laces for me and some easter pics of cully and this so,so cute, crown cookie cutter! i love it and can't wait to try it out!

she,vic, also nominated me for this "you make me smile award"! isn't she a peach? now i have a someone to nominate too!

have a nice evening!

Monday, October 22, 2007

first of all,bud, cully & I want to wish my brother dan a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! ;)
second of all, i want to share with you the pumpkin squares recipe that i made(a few posts back) it comes from Paula Deen's magazine. i also saw her make these on her show. they are sooo good!!

1 box yellow cake mix-- 1 cup canned pumpkin
1/1 cup butter,melted --1/2teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped pecans-- 1 (16 0z. box confectioner's sugar
1 8-oz. pkg.cream cheese,softened --whipped cream (optional)
3 large eggs-- ground cinnamon(optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.Lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan.
In a medium bowl,combine cake mix,butter,chopped pecans & 1 egg. Press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
In a medium bowl,beat cream cheese and 3 eggs with electric mixer until creamy.Beat in pumpkin & pumpkin pie spice.Gradually beat in sugar until mixture is smooth.Pour over crust.Bake 35 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and cinnamon,if desired.

can't wait to watch this movie. jill(dd) says it's great & i'm sure it is! i got it today at the local video and book store for only 9.99!

have a nice day!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

gee i didn't realize it had been 11 days since i last posted on my blog! not much has been going on anyway.... jill & jim stopped by yesterday for a visit on my birthday. they brought me flowers and a strawberry cheesecake! yum! and got to visit with my mom cause she was here for the was a nice birthday,i got birthday calls and cards and gifts. so sweet of everyone to think of me!
bud finished painting the entryway table and mirror frame for me! i love it. he did a great job! thanks honey!!
these are the carnations from jill&jim. they are so pretty.

this is my gift from my sweet friend,jan. she is so thoughtful and such a nice person! love her! thanks jan!

i can't wait to get my gift from bud. it's 2 vintage prints of westies!! i plan on hanging them in our bedroom. hope they get them in the mail soon and then i will share with you.
have a nice day!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

i'm still "nesting"! i wanted to paint this table for awhile now. bud(dh) made it for me ten or so years ago and i decided it was time to put some new life into it along with the frame of the mirror that hangs above this table in our front entry. so with that said, that i,me,moi, was going to do that this week,guess what? my honey decided to do it for me!! that is very sweet and i'm grateful, but, i wanted a project to do,myself, oh well...i told him also that i could put a coat of primer on while he was at work and he said oh no, i'll take care of it. hmmm, anyway, my project is now his i guess.i'm not complaining mind you, i should have known better than to open my mouth cause that is what he does,always wants to help me out. he's a sweetie that way.... what to do about this hangs downstairs in the basement and i keep thinking i need to bring it upstairs to the family room and do a vignette of some sort with it. it's a very old seth thomas clock that bud's dad gave me. he was tearing down this old house oh probably, 25 years ago and found it still hanging on the wall. he asked if i wanted it knowing that i love and loved even back then old/vintage things.i did want it and have used it in lots of different areas of our home since then. now i want to incorporate it again. i guess i'll just take it upstairs and set it in different spots to see where i like it best!

have a nice day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

went to the grocery store today and saw this bread and cheese spread and instantly knew we would be having some kind of pasta for dinner tonight! i love it when i can decide so quickly what to make,usually that is not the case! ;) i made these pumpkin squares this morning and the recipe said to back for 35 minutes well, it wasn't done in the center of course, so back in the oven and testing every five minutes for probably another 25-30 minutes for sure until it was finally done! wow, i even checked the time and temp. twice just to make sure i hadn't got it wrong! hmm, nope i was right and the recipe was, wrong! that never happens! me right! lol! now, i just hope they taste okay!

bud(dh) and cully playing sunday afternoon. cully loves to try and play bite bud and when bud does this poor little guy doesn't know where to go first! bud started this with him when he was a baby, i don't do that, i would rather play ball or cuddle with him and trust me we mostly play ball! cully is not much of a cuddler,only when he wants and it's usually before he goes to bed!
cully discovered a new "toy" to play with! bud's painter's tape! bud had to chase and chase to get it back! i love that dog!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

another beautiful fall day, warm and windy,dog days of summer or indian summer or what ever you want to call it, it's great! time to get busy and finish those projects that have been waiting
and waiting and waiting!!!! like painting the patio doors and the trim! hmmm, only has taken ,well, way too long anyway but, at least it's finally getting done. all on his own too, i didn't and haven't said a word about it! :)
sometimes it takes awhile but, it's for the best and at least it will FINALLY be done! ;)
enjoy the day!

Friday, October 5, 2007

i'm trying out my canvas "yard art" above this stand. i dunno, i kind of like it there but, not sure?? the people in the picture look like maybe they are from the 20's so that might not go so well with my so called theme i'm trying to get here.....what do you think? i'm not sure if it's from the 20's or not, i have no way of knowing other than checking on the styles of clothes and hair so that's my guess. close up

and a bit farther away,after the sun came out, finally. it's a steamy one out there today! ;)
have a nice evening!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

more "nesting" for me again today! it is my one favorite thing to do that has not changed over the years! :) i decided this shelving unit needed a totally different look, and it got it! no more dust, if only for a short time, and it's sort of my tribute to one of "the greatest generation" i suppose. the photo and letters from my dad to my grandparents when he was in the navy during ww2. another of dad in the black hills when i was just a baby.along with the books by tom brokaw and walter cronkite(really admire him alot)also my little globes since the war was fought all around the world. can you tell we just finished watching "the war" on pbs? i've always been interested in history, maybe that explains my love for antiques and vintage things a bit? :)
not sure if this lamp will stay in the window but, for now it's fine i guess....

have a nice evening.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

today i decided to bring my "good buy" into the family room. i originally bought it to put under the kitchen table when the kitchen was red & white but, now that that is re-done it has been sitting in the storeroom downstairs and it's such a waste. all rolled up, so i brought it up and vacuumed it up and put it by the couch. it's a little big but, i'm thinking i like it there for now anyway. i watched this rug for quite awhile and waited until it went on sale big time and then went and got it. i love target! :0 this ficus tree sits in the family room and the lights burnt out and so what better time to give the tree a bath than before i put the new lights on. i got the lights at the dollar store. yep, they have some christmas stuff out already. lucky for me:)
just some fall stuff. not the best pictures but, you get the idea anyway.

have a nice day!